Anybody know a good source for replacement seats for the '07 F-350? Ours is a bare bones "landscaper truck" and I need to replace the front bench seat with something that is more comfortable on long trips.
I have a 99 XL F-350 and the front bench was NOT designed for sustained driving. Plain and simple, it is TERRIBLE.
I have blue interior so getting a nice set of blue Lariet seats was not an option. Lucky me, I searched Craigslist like a hawk (every day) until I ran across someone with a set of 99 Lariet seats. Completly wrong color, but after 1200 miles on that terrible bench seat I refused to care. I am going to dye them to match the rest of the interior, no worries there.
Here is what I started with
Here is what I have right now
The bolt holes are already drilled and tapped for bolts in your truck right NOW. All you have to do is make a little cut and remove the sealer tape.
Only two or three of the bolts from the bench worked right with the bucket seats. So I went to Lowe's and bought 4 more bolts and used them. There is some weird shape to the bolts in the bench that will not let them torque all the way down on the buckets. (Lowe's tip, use grade 8 bolts, they are metric in size, there is a set of female threads at Lowe's that you can screw your current bolts into to make sure you get the right size). Once you find your new seats you will take out your old bench. There are two locater studs with nuts located at the back outside corners of the seats. You can leave the passenger stud where it is. But you will need to use a star socket to move the drivers side stud to the inner hole. If you don't do this your power seat will not function properly because the track will bind on the stud.
Now, Your bench seat has the a seatbelt indicator "plug" in the wiring harness. This is the EXACT same plug that the Lariet seat had with one exception. The coupler has the ground and the seat belt indicator already installed, but the wire for the power seats is missing. Simple enough, I plugged in the plug from the Lariet seat into the vehicle end plug, then I figured out which was the power for the seat. I used a scotch lock and ran a wire under the rubber mat from the power wire to the "Key On" accessory wire switch under the dash. (bundle of exposed wires under the dash, one of them is HOT with the key on)
So my power seat works! Yeah! But only with the key on.
If you wanted to tap into a alway on power supply for the seat, you could probably tap into the brake control, blue wire, but I was nervous about tapping into that wire so I just went with the key on power wire.
Now, to be honest, the accessory wire under the dash only had a 10 amp fuse, this was enough to move the seat, but when it reached the end of its travel it would blow the fuse, so I installed a stronger fuse. Works fine now.
Thanks and keep up the search. I found mine for about $250.00 with the console.